November 1, 2007
I LOVE a luscious bowl of soup during the fall and winter months. Maybe you do, too. But beware of soups in restaurants and on grocery shelves, because most commercially prepared soups have huge amounts of sodium. Some pack a wallop of fat as well. As much as I know about nutrition, I fell for this trap on the first sort of chilly day this month. I hadn't brought my lunch to work like I normally do and, since it was rainy and cold, I decided to hit a nearby Cosi restaurant. I thought that would be a smart choice - a place where I could get a nice, nutritious bowl of soup accompanied by their delicious hot bread.
May 9, 2013
Makes 16 4-inch pancakes, 4-6 servings 1 cup sour cream 3 large eggs, separated 2 tablespoons melted butter 7 tablespoons cake flour 1 tablespoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt Vegetable oil 1. Whisk the sour cream and egg yolks together in a medium mixing bowl. Whisk in the melted butter. Put the flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt into a sieve and sift it into the sour cream mixture. Lightly whisk until just mixed (a few lumps won't hurt anything)
May 17, 2012
8-ounce tub of oysters, chopped, with juice 1 pint clam juice 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons flour 2 cups milk 1 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon black pepper 1. Add oysters to 1 pint of clam juice and bring to a boil. 2. Make white sauce: In a saucepan, melt the butter over a medium flame and stir in the flour. When it starts to bubble, take the pan from the fire and slowly stir in 1 cup of milk, letting the flour absorb the liquid. Put the pan back over the heat and just as slowly add 1 cup more of milk, never ceasing the stirring.
May 9, 2013
Makes 16 to 20 servings 4 cups flour 2 cups sugar 1/2 pound (2 sticks) butter, room temperature, cut into cubes 2 cups boiling water 1 tablespoon baking soda 1 cup molasses 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease the bottom of a 9-by-13-inch baking pan. 2. Combine flour, sugar, and butter into crumbs in a large bowl, using two knives, a pastry blender, or your fingers. Reserve one cup of crumbs for the topping. 3. In a separate large bowl, add the baking soda and molasses to the boiling water.
May 2, 2013
Makes 6 servings 2 pounds beef chuck, cut into 1/2-inch cubes 1 tablespoon cumin 1 tablespoon coriander 2 teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon cinnamon 4 tablespoons olive oil 1 large yellow onion, diced 2 carrots, large dice ...
November 23, 2011 |
A reader lamented that she had never been able to find a vegetable soup that comes close to Coral Tree Cafe's in Southern California . "I know they must have a secret ingredient in there that gives it that extra something special! With fall here, I would love to make this soup at home," wrote the reader. Coral Tree Cafe was happy to share its vegetable soup recipe, which we've adapted below. Enjoy! Coral Tree Cafe Vegetable Soup Makes 8 to 10 servings 2 tablespoons oil 2 cups diced carrots 2 cups diced onions 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme 3/4 cup pearl barley 1 quart vegetable broth 1 1/2 cups prepared marinara sauce 2 cups quartered mushrooms 2 cups diced zucchini Salt and pepper 1. Heat a medium, heavy-bottom pot over medium heat until hot. Add the oil, then add the carrots, onions, bell pepper, thyme, and barley.
March 29, 2012
2 pounds baby or fingerling potatoes ¼ cup plus 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, plus more as needed 3 garlic cloves, peeled and halved Grated zest of 2 lemons 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme ½ teaspoon kosher salt ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1. Put the potatoes in an 8-quart pot with...
September 30, 2010 |
On the Bravo kitchen-competition series Top Chef , the cheftestants are charged with creating cutting-edge food on the spur of the moment. Two weeks after his win on Season 7, Kevin Sbraga had us out to his real kitchen - in the childhood Willingboro home he shares with his pastry-chef wife, Jesmary, daughter Jenae, 5, and newborn son Angelo. Mealtime at the Sbragas' place is nothing fancy, and the Top Chef, 31, cooks on an electric stovetop. One of his favorite dishes is a one-pot creation of steamed clams and Italian sausage on top of chickpeas, perfect for Sunday after church.
October 21, 2004 |
Cooler temperatures, a crisp edge to the air, and changing colors in the landscape all say, "Autumn's here. " Appetites lean toward more substantial dishes, including warming soups, to fortify us for the winter months ahead. The autumn soup recipes that follow use the late season's bounty and the abundance of cool-weather crops during fall harvest. A homemade vegetable broth gives these meatless soups excellent flavor and body. If necessary, however, they can be made with store-bought broth or water.
November 6, 2002 |
Fast-food customers have been deluged with new menu items promising better value and, in some cases, fewer calories and less fat. So that you won't have to try a dozen things just to find one or two winners, we did the sampling for you. Here are our recommendations for the best-tasting new fast foods. Many are virtuous, but we've also included a few splurges along with ways to minimize the damage to your waistline. Controlling some condiments - or omitting them altogether - expands your options if you want to eat lean.